Thursday, September 1, 2011

Organizing Impulses

I'll blame it on the nesting instinct, but boy have I been on an organizing streak. A little here a little there. The other day was my bathroom and closet.

I started with the bathroom drawers. I had just been to the dollar store and found some nifty drawer organizers.

Here are our drawers before:

My husband has taken up running and has a ton of these energy things for long distances, but they have taken over.

Start by taking everything out of the drawer and going through it. I think this is a crucial step in almost any organizing project. I found that a bunch of the things in my drawer could be more at home elsewhere. A good cleaning was in order too, especially for my husband's drawer. There was tons of debris from his electric razor, yuck.
I actually found some velcro at the dollar store too and it is super sticky! That saved a bunch on this project, velcro can be pricy!

Then I put everything back in an organizer and as an added bonus, a spot of velcro on the bottom so they don't slide around the drawers.
Much better!
I also attacked my closet and drawers, but I'm not sure I'm ready to share my underwear drawers on the internet. I started on the nursery yesterday by taking out some of Andrew's old clothes out of boxes and washing them. I assembled the crib and I'm just getting things in order. It feels so much better to know that at the very least I've got a bed and clothes for this little baby should he/she decide to come early (but not too early!).






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20 comments:

  1. Seeing these nice and organized drawers motivates me. Thanks for sharing!
    (stopping by via Mums Make Lists Archive Link Party)

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    1. Glad I could motivate you. It feels so much better when it's organized and done. Good luck!

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  2. Ooh I love a good organization project! Great job, Alex! I popped over from Making the World Cuter. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. Thanks Abby. I love organization too. The trick is getting the hubs to keep it organized :D Have a great week!

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  3. Super idea, my bathroom drawers look like a mess. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Who's bathroom drawers don't look like a mess? I can't keep my bottom drawers organized for the life of me. Mostly because my toddler likes to play with my blow dryers, but still it's hard!

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  4. Velcro! I need this for my silverware drawer so that doesn't slide around. I love these ideas. Stopping by from Hope Studios.

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    1. Yes, velcro is the little secret. I've used it in drawers all over the house since. So glad I could help!

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  5. Oh yes! I really need to take a weekend and organize! Thanks for linking up at HickoryTrail

    Angela

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    1. Thanks for hosting each week! Glad you liked the project, good luck with your organizing!

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  6. I love your idea of adding Velcro so they stay in place!
    Kristin
    Www.exploringdomesticity.blogspot.com

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    1. yes, it helps soo much! Thanks for stopping by Kristin. Have a great day!

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    1. It makes all the difference of things sliding around or staying put. Thanks for your comment Michelle, have a great day!

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  8. Who doesn't need to organize more - I know I do! Pinned this. I think my MOPS friends would love this! Join us for Family Fun Friday. Share your posts with 100+ bloggers and 400+ readers. If you have time, please link this at:
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    Monica

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    1. Thank Monica! I missed linking up last Friday but I've made a note and will be sure to come by this week to link up. Thanks for the invite!

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  9. I love some organization! VERY NICE! I found you through one of the link ups! I'm over at http://lifefrommylaptop.com I'm getting back into blogging after taking a year off.

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    1. I do too, thanks Alyssa! And thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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  10. Loooove the organizing streak! So glad you are feeling up to it!

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    1. Thanks Mary. Hope I inspired you ;) Have a great week!

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